So, I’ve noticed that when using tip top stackable cables within patches, that they are quite touch sensitive which can sometimes cause visual interference.
I don’t have any issues at all using my other standard modular cables while patching … only these.
Has anybody else experienced problems when using tip top stackable cables with LZX modules?
Yep!! I prefer using mults because of this.
as someone who worked for years at a modular store, and as a modular synth user for many years i think i can say for sure that stackables have never been a stable solution - they do work in feedback loops as a secondary layer, or when i transmit video into cv ins, but they can let you down sometimes with the interference mentioned above.
knock wood, i have never experienced issues when i was using buffered mults with cables though.
also sad to see that the overall trustworthiness and durability of patch cables have gone down the road pretty badly in the last few years (bending jacks, contact errors or complete dysfunctionality hits you just too early)
on a positive note, my doepfer patch cables are limited in their own ways (e.g. they do not fit in some ins or outs (a mechanical issue with the jack itself which can be addressed if you disassemble and adjust the jack), but god, they still deliver after 10 years of heavy use. never had to get rid of one except the 200cm cables.
maybe it could be time for lzx or some other makers to go for new quality standards - or just go back to the ones they used to have.
It would be fantastic if the new DIY range of LZX PCBs had a jack profile that was also setup for a banana jack socket. I’ve seen this on a couple of PCBs in the past but it’s been a couple of years. Most likely a Random Source or something like the 73-75 by the Human Comparitor.
Yeah, I use like 100 of them & it means replacing jacks every now & again and being perpetually apprehensive about whether the cables are working proper or not.
I keep a pile of “questionables” on the floor, if one acts fussy I immediately excommunicate it to the floor. Every now & again I’ll go through that pile and diligently test them. I try to keep mental tabs on which jack was giving me fuss too because sometimes they need a little wrangling & it’s not actually the cables fault
Try not stacking more than 2-3 ends on top of each other, if you want to go big pull from the other end of the cable. Tall stacks is bad juju, it’ll rek your jacks.
Couldn’t imagine using mults, I’m constantly stacking.
Too bad tip-top sued the shit out of the competition, be nice if there were more options on the market